Vladimir Dubossarsky (born in 1964) is a graduate of the Moscow Art School in Memory of 1905 (1984) and the Moscow Surikov State Art Institute (1991). Tahir Salakhov’s workshop. In 1994-2014 he was part of the art duet Alexander Vinogradov and Vladimir Dubossarsky.
His paintings were displayed in London, Paris, Vienna, New York, Berlin, Basel, São Paulo. Participant of the Russian Pavilion at the 2003Venice Biennale. Vinogradov&Dubossarsky’s artworks are a part of the collections at the following museums: State Tretyakov Gallery, the Pompidou Centre (Paris), Austrian Museum for Applied Arts (MAK) (Vienna), Museum of Contemporary History (Bonn), Contemporary Arts Museum (Houston), Secession (Vienna), State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg), Museum of Contemporary Art (Avignon), and numerous private collections around the world. Since 2014, Vladimir Dubossarsky works as a solo artist.
In Our Homes, Eternal Values Blossom for BoscoMagazine became one of his first solo public works.
In Our Homes, Eternal Values Blossom
Spring 2015. Canvas, acryl.
Vladimir Dubossarsky became the first participant of the Contemporary Art on the Cover of the BoscoMagazine Project in Spring of 2015. In Our Homes, Eternal Values Blossom – In Our Homes, Eternal Values Blossom is an idealized vision of family happiness. But is the vision reflected in reality? This painting is also an homage to the renowned 1959 work of the founder of pop-art Richard Hamilton Just What Is It That Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing?
Pavilion. In Our Homes, Eternal Values Blossom
Socialist realism is a significant style of the 20th century, a continuation of 19th century realism and the academic art school. It became a propaganda instrument and was viewed as quintessential reflection of all art movements in the USSR – from visual arts to the cinematography. Vladimir Dubossarsky subtly incorporates the socialist realism codes, adding contemporary images and revealing the insincerity of the clichés. The postmodernist discourse allows us to transform the ideas and messages of the artwork along with time. In Our Homes, Eternal Values Blossom envisages a perfect family: they are together; they are calm and happy, relaxed and doing whatever they like. Let it be as it looks, but whether or not the feelings are genuine is for them to decide. In his desire to capture the motion, Dubossarsky, like Rubens, seeks vitality and finds it through Vysotsky’s song: Heat a White Banya For Me. The characters of Pan and Siringa strike poses for the photographer, they are sweating, but are ready to become models for a more traditional canvas and oil painting. Vysotsky sings: “Stalin’s profile on the right breast and Marina’s portrait on the left.” Thus, Dubossarsky depicted Marina Abramovich’s portrait in his painting. The artist does not lose hope to experience the pure pleasure of seeing a rainbow reflected in the sun rays coming through a splash of water. There is no place for doubt in the games of children.